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LEGO Building Contest

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    2nd Annual Kalamazoo Public Library LEGO Building Contest

    Thank you to everyone who participated by entering the contest or by appreciating and voting on the Lego creations in our locations! We had a great time and look forward to next year’s contest! Congratulations to the winners! Prizes can be picked up at the location where your project was entered: Oshtemo or Central.

    2013 Contest Winners! 

    0-5 Year Old Age Bracket

    1st Place: The Play House” Ashlyn T. (Central)
    2nd Place: Kingdoms Fight” Gabe B. (Central)
    3rd Place: Rapunzel Tower w/ Snow White Bed” Zoe L. (Oshtemo)
    People’s Choice Oshtemo: Pet Store” Sydney (#4)
    People’s Choice Central: Police Tower” (#8)
    Facebook Winner: Turtle” (#9)

    6-10 Year Old Age Bracket

    1st Place: Seafood Diner” Hayden L. (Oshtemo)
    2nd Place: Kalamazoo Public Library” Payden P. (Central)
    3rd Place: Orc Fortress” Carson L. (Oshtemo)
    People’s Choice Oshtemo: Seafood Diner” Hayden (#21)
    People’s Choice Central: Outdoor Bar” (#4)
    Facebook Winner: Menacer” Anthony (#3)

    11-14 Year Old Age Bracket

    1st Place: A Bungalow” Marlaina A. (Oshtemo)
    2nd Place: Small Town Tower” Colin V. (Central)
    3rd Place: Medusa” Erich N. (Oshtemo)
    People’s Choice Oshtemo: A Bungalow” Marlaina (#1)
    People’s Choice Central:

    Tie: “Roman Courtyard” (#8) & “War Ship” (#9)

    Facebook Winner: Micro Mania” (#2)

    15-18 Year Old Age Bracket

    1st Place: LMC2” Liam C. (Oshtemo)
    2nd Place: When the Dead Came” Nate K. (Oshtemo)
    3rd Place: Car” Collin P. (Oshtemo)
    People’s Choice Oshtemo: When the Dead Came” Nate K. (Oshtemo)
    People’s Choice Central: Smedopolean Voyager 2” (#1)
    Facebook Winner: When the Dead Came” Nate K. (Oshtemo)

    19+ Year Old Age Bracket

    1st Place: Crazy Summer Vacation” William S. (Central)
    2nd Place: Look for it... the Mitten” Genanne Z. (Oshtemo)
    3rd Place: Robot Battle” Isaac & Shane R. & Braden L. (Oshtemo)
    People’s Choice Oshtemo: Robot Battle” Isaac & Shane R. & Braden L. (Oshtemo)
    People’s Choice Central: Crazy Summer Vacation” (#2)
    Facebook Winner: Crazy Summer Vacation” (#2)

    LEGO Building Contest

    Enter your original LEGO creations in the KPL LEGO Building Contest. Open to all by age bracket: 0-5 years, 6-10, 11-14, 15-18, 19+. Entries accepted August 9-10 in the Central Library or Oshtemo Branch Library Children’s Rooms. LEGO creations will be displayed in the library and online, August 12-17. Judges will include library staff and community leaders. Winners will be announced on the KPL website and the library's Facebook page on Monday, August 19, at 10 am. Good luck!


    Friends of Kalamazoo Public Library

    The LEGO Building Contest is sponsored by the Friends of Kalamazoo Public Library.

    Contest Guidelines

    • Submissions Accepted: August 9-10 during open hours at Central and Oshtemo Locations
    • Public Viewing and Voting: August 12-17 at Central and Oshtemo Locations and on KPL's Facebook page 
    • Winners will be announced at on Monday, August 19 at 10 am.

    Age brackets:

    • 0-5 years
    • 6-10 years
    • 11-14 years
    • 15-18 years
    • 19+


    • 1st Place: $25 gift certificate for Target
    • 2nd Place: $15 gift certificate for Target 
    • 3rd Place: $10 gift certificate for Target 
    • People’s Choice Oshtemo: LEGO building book
    • People's Choice Central: LEGO building book
    • Facebook Winner: LEGO building book

    Official Rules:

    1. All creations must use your own LEGO, DUPLO or MEGABLOCKS bricks.
    2. No other materials (glue, paper, etc.) are permitted in the creation of your entry. 
    3. Entries must fit within a 12 x 12 inch space and be no taller than 2 ft.
    4. All entries must be completely original creations. No designs from LEGO, websites, books, etc. will be accepted.
    5. Team entries are permitted. Teams entries will be judged in the category of the oldest participant.
    6. Completed projects must be delivered to the Children’s Desk at Central Library or Oshtemo Branch Library during open hours August 9-10, 2013.
    7. An entry form must be submitted with each original LEGO creation. Forms may be obtained when you drop off your creation at the Children’s Desk at Central Library or Oshtemo Branch Library.
    8. Public viewing and judging will be conducted onsite and online during the week of August 12-17, 2013.
    9. Winners will be announced via KPL’s website on Monday, August 19 at 10 am.
    10. Lego creations MUST be picked up Monday, August 19, between noon and 9 pm.

    Please note: Every effort will be made to return all bricks to their original owner. Projects will be on public display at the library for one week.